Last week, we saw an increase in the number of clients who have a postural related muscle aches and discomfort, one of them didn’t understand what a good posture was and only felt that posture was all about lying down on a mattress that is firm, and is confused that despite having an orthopedic mattress still came down with back pain.
She asked me; what is posture and why is it important.
Why is good posture important?
Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit and lie in a position that places least stress and strain on supporting muscles and ligaments during static, movement and weight bearing activities
Correct posture helps keep bones and joints in correct alignment. so that our muscle are used correctly, decreasing the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in degenerative arthritis and joint pain.
It also helps to reduce stress on ligament holding the spinal joints together, minimizing the likelihood of injury.
It allows muscles to work more efficiently and effectively, allowing the body to use less energy and therefore preventing muscle fatigue.
Evidently a correct posture helps prevents muscle strain, overuse disorders, and even back and muscular pain and discomfort.
Essentially, to maintain proper posture, you need to have adequate muscle flexibility and strength. Normal joint motion in the spine and other body regions, as well as efficient postural muscles that are balanced on both sides of the spine.
In addition you must recognize your postural habits at home and in the workplace and work to correct them, if necessary
Without doing all these mention in the right way and manner your might have the consequences of having excessive strain on our postural muscles, and may even cause them to relax or tighten, when held in certain positions for long periods of time.
For example, you can typically see this in people who bend forward at the waist for a prolonged time in the workplace. Their postural muscles are more prone to injuries and back pain.
It is also worthy to note that Several factors contribute to poor posture most commonly are stress, obesity, pregnancy, weak postural muscles, abnormally tighten muscles and high heel shoes.
In addition, decreased flexibility, a poor work environment, incorrect working posture, and unhealthy sitting and standing habits can also contribute to poor body positioning.
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Every week people consult Dr Eze Nnamdi looking for answers to concerning questions about their pain and most commonly relief from their Back Pain and tightness. He treats patents daily in his clinic and he is a trusted advisor, mentor and business coach. Eze Nnamdi is the Clinic Director at Amazing Physiotherapy and Wellness center a multi therapist clinic in 2 locations with a clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy, he is licensed as a physiotherapist with Medical Rehabilitation and Therapist board of Nigeria, he graduated with a bachelors in Medical Rehabilitation from University of Nigeria Nsukka, and a Doctorate in Physical therapy from National University of Medical sciences Spain DPT program, a participating member of Pediatric specialty group of NSP, he advanced his post-graduate studies with a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from Bayero University Kano Nigeria, he also received advanced Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture certification from Bayero University consultancy services Kano- Nigeria.
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